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CHRONIC DISEASE PROGRAMMING

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Movement Matters 

Take conrol of your life and retain or regain your motor skills through evidence based programming.

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Diabetes Prevention

This annual program will get you on the right track to manage your health and avoid a diabetes diagnosis. Plus the group setting allows for a sense of community and support from others with the same goal!

Chronic Disease Prevention & Management

Chronic Diseases, like heart disease, cancer, stroke, or diabetes, affect 3 out of 5 Americans. Chronic Disease Prevention Programs at the YMCA offer both physical and emotional support for those living with a chronic disease. Thanks to many donors, these programs are provided to participants for free or at a low cost. 

Movement Matters

Our free Movement Matters program helps adults of all ages with Parkinson’s or other health conditions that affect balance to maintain an active lifestyle while focusing on cardiovascular conditioning and flexibility.

Program Goals:

  • Improve Posture

  • Improve Rigidity

  • Help with Gait and Balance

  • Increase Strength and Flexibility

The Movement MattersProgram is made possible thanks to the generous contribution from the Roger and Delores O'dell Trust Fund. 

 

MOVEMENT MATTERS

The primary class focuses on empowering participants to gain independence by improving balance, flexibility, mobility and more utilizing chairs, fitness equipment, and body weight. Walk-ins are welcome, inquire with the Service Desk to enroll. 

Location: Group Exercise Studio

Class Times:

M/W: 1:30-2:30PM

T/Th: 1-2PM

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CLIMBING MAGIC

In addition to the primary class, Movement Matters participants can reach new heights during the optional Climbing Magic class. This climbing wall program focuses on hand-eye coordination, large and fine-motor skills, problem solving skills, and more all while climbing our 40ft rock wall.

Location: Climbing Wall

Class Time: Fridays at 1PM

Diabetes Prevention Program

If you’re at risk for type 2 diabetes, you can make small, measurable changes that can reduce your risk and help you live a happier, healthier life. Diabetes is one of the fastest growing chronic health conditions in the country, but there are ways to prevent it.
This program is for anyone who has been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or meets certain criteria. It is a no-cost, low-pressure opportunity to help participants make healthy decisions and prevent a diabetes diagnosis.

PROGRAM FEATURES

  • 24 sessions delivered over the course of one year.

  • Led by a trained Lifestyle Coach.

  • A group that offers motivation and support.

  • No cost. YMCA Membership Included!

PROGRAM FEATURES

  • Must have a BMI at or above 25

  • Have been diagnosed with Pre-diabetes

    • or A1C between 5.7-6.4%​

    • or Fasting glucose between 100-125

    • or 2-hour glucose between 140-199

    • or previous gestational diabetes

  • If blood tests are not available, you can qualify by answering a series of questions

  • if you have been diagnosed with diabetes,you are NOT eligible for this program

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